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  • Mako

    Born on December 10, 1933 in Kobe, Japan

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The Sand Pebbles (1966)

Mako as "Po-han"

In 1926, the USS San Pablo patrols the Yangtze River during the clashes between Chiang Kai-shek's communists and Chinese warlords. Eight-year veteran machinist Jake Holman (Steve McQueen), new to the self-named "sand pebbles" crew, immediately draws deep suspicion due to his independent streak. Ordered to protect Americans, including schoolteacher Shirley Eckhart (Candice Bergen), Jake and the gunboat crew are unwittingly drawn into a bitter nationalistic feud that holds grim consequences.

Academy Award (1966) Nominated Best Supporting Actor
Golden Globe (1966) Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

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Actors We Miss: Mako

Posted by
Jen Yamato on Sep 25th 2010, 10:03AM

Sep 25th 2010, 10:03AM

New Line Grabs Rights to 'Conan' Franchise

Posted by
Christopher Campbell on Jun 28th 2007, 12:02PM

Jun 28th 2007, 12:02PM

Review: TMNT -- Erik's Review

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 22nd 2007, 9:01AM

Mar 22nd 2007, 9:01AM

TMNT Sequel Already Being Planned -- To Include Shredder?

Posted by
Erik Davis on Mar 5th 2007, 8:02AM

Mar 5th 2007, 8:02AM

Mako Dies After Splinter Role Announced

Posted by
Mark Beall on Jul 26th 2006, 8:34AM

Jul 26th 2006, 8:34AM


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